Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards

The Innovation Awards program honors manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the boating industry to market. The Miami program offers twenty-six consumer product categories for entry.


Miami International Boat Show Innovative Products Categories

  • Boat Care and Maintenance (coatings, chemicals, paints, finishes, additives, oils and tools)
  • Cabin Cruisers (25-45 ft.)
  • Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats
  • Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications and Software
  • Consumer Safety Equipment
  • Cuddy Cabin and Bowrider Boats
  • Deck Boats
  • Deck Equipment (rigging, rope, anchoring equipment, boat covers, canvas work, T-tops/arches, stainless work, mooring gear, steering mechanisms and wheels, exterior and underwater lighting, BBQs, blocks, winches/winch handles, screens, vents, etc.)
  • Docking and Fendering Equipment
  • Electric Motor/Battery Powered Propulsion/Hyrbid
  • Environmental Award (An Environmental Award may be given for any product (entered in any category) that provides an environmental benefit in the marine market. This is NOT a category that can be entered, and products will be selected from all products entered, regardless of category.)
  • Fishing Equipment, Gear and Tackle
  • Furnishings and Interior Parts (appliances, furniture, lighting, testiles, galley, etc.)
  • High Performance Boats
  • Inboard Engines
  • Inflatables and Tenders
  • Jet Boats
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems (AC/DC onboard and shore power systems, batteries, control apparatus, battery management tools, inverters, chargers, air conditioning, heating, plumbing, ventilation, pumps, tanks and fuel systems, solar panels, etc.)
  • Motor Yachts (trawlers and power multihulls - all; motor yachts over 45 ft.)
  • Outboard Engines (including trolling, propane and electric motors)
  • Personal Gear, Soft Goods (clothing, footware, etc.)
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Propulsion Equipment and Parts (gauges, trim tabs, propellers, thrusters, etc.)
  • Sailboats
  • Tow Boats
  • Trailers, Parts and Trailer Accessories
  • Watersport Equipment
Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards By Years

2019 Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards Winners
Boat Care and Maintenance

Padxpress, Valen SAS

This pressure-activated, all-in-one polisher with integrated compound is a gelcoat and plexiglass regnerating system that reduces labor. Now you have time to actually go boating.

Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats

332CC, Blackfin

A fully-featured fishing boat packed with features normally found on much larger center console designs.

Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications and Software

Aurora, SIOnyx, LLC

More than just a night vision camera, the Aurora serves up full color detail providing easier navigation even in extremely low light.

Consumer Safety Equipment

Galaxy-INFL8, Shakespeare Electronics

This compact antenna can restore full VHF performance in seconds - it's a must have for emergency use in your life raft or dimasting.

Cuddy Cabin and Bowrider Boats

A29, Cobalt Boats

Cobalt has incorporated a number of lifestyle experiences like the fun Splash n Stow and the hi-tech Medallion Instruments vessel conrol system for today's active family.

Deck Boats

160 Super Sport, Boston Whaler, Inc.

Great entry level boat with simple and adaptable seating that may excite a new generation of boaters.

Deck Equipment

ComfortGrip, Edson International

A must-have for long trips when you're whiteknuckling a wet rail on a rough water run, this is a simple, versatile and affordable solution when you need to get a grip.

Docking and Fendering Equipment

Dry-Dock Seapen, Solstice Watersports/Seapen

This docking system helps you keep your boat growth-free and ready to go - an alternative to davits or lifts.

Electric Motor/Battery Powered Propulsion/Hyrbid

Deep Blue 100i, Torqeedo

Torqeedo keeps turning up the juice with electric propulsion for two new target markets - one for large torque needs as well as one for high speed applications like tow boats.

Environmental Award

Untangled Collection - Baffin, Costa

Made of recycled fishing nets, these lightweight sunglasses remove plastic from our oceans and give fishermen incentive to turn in their old gear.

Fishing Equipment, Gear and Tackle

SeaTrace 3000, FT-Tec Corp.

A new fishing light watertight to 3,000 feet with inductive charging, programmable sound and colors for attracting different species.

Inboard Engines

2.3L Ecoboost, Indmar Marine Engines

The successful marination of a compact and powerful engine creates room in the boat for things you want to carry like gear and extra ballast.

Jet Boats

275 series featuring DRiVE, Yamaha WaterCraft Company

Yamaha's DRiVE system makes handling a big jet boat at slow speeds intuitive and confidence-building.

Outboard Engines

Integrated Outboard Propulsion, Volvo Penta

The marriage between Volvo Penta and it's Seven Marine division clearly demonstrates innovation in highly inegrated and smooth-shifting help to prop outbaord propulsion systems.

Personal Watercraft

Sea-Doo FISH PRO 155, BRP, Inc.

With fishing being the most popular on-water activity, Sea-Doo is the first to create a purpose-built small craft fishing machine that's just as happy inshore as offshore.

Propulsion Equipment and Parts

MicroTuners ®, Nautique Boat Company, Inc.

A simple way to tame a ski boat wake to soften its impact on slalom skiers - both hard core competitors as well as beginners will love it.

Tow Boats

X24, MasterCraft Boat Company

When 95% of your customers are wake surfing, the ability to switch and enhace the wave is key. MasterCraft's Switchback tank opens up the sport to expert riders, kids and goofy-foots like never before.

Watersport Equipment

WakeBooster® Wake Enhancer, Yamaha WaterCraft Company

Yamaha harnesses the power of the jet to enhance the surf wake for less than $1000 - including line and board. It mounts with existing hardware and its retrofittable to older boats.